Alfred Curly W. Allen

October 11, 1936January 27, 2012

Alfred W. “Curly” Allen, 75, of Springfield, passed away on Thursday, January 26, at Memorial Medical Center. Curly was born October 11, 1936 in McLeansboro, IL, the son of James and Effie (Neal) Allen. He graduated from Norris City High School in 1955, then from the University of Illinois with a Degree in Business Management. Curly proudly served our country from 1959-1961, as a Radio Teletype Operator, with the Third Armored Division of The U.S. Army. After serving in the military he worked as an offset pressman for Phillips Brothers Printing until he retired in 1999. Curly was a very active individual. He owned Central Illinois Laminating from 1986-1991, was a life member of VFW Post 755, a former member of the Sangamon County Inter-Veterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County, a Life member of Norris City Lodge 718 AF&AM, Valley of Springfield Scottish Rite, Ansar Shrine, Past President & Drummer for Ansar Patrol, Member of Senior Patrol, Ansar Legion of Honor, Royal Order of Jesters Court 20, and Charles Zaubi Golf League for 22 years. Curly is survived by his son Lance (Frankie) Allen of Arlington, VA, daughter Kimberly Krook of Land O’Lakes, FL, granddaughters Lamara Allen of Arlington, VA, Edyth Krook and Della Krook of Land O’Lakes, FL, his brother William Allen of Broughton, IL, as well as several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 2, from 4-7 pm with Masonic Rites being accorded by Springfield Lodge 4 AF&AM, at 7pm, at Bisch Funeral Home 2931 S Koke Mill Rd Springfield IL 62711. Funeral services will be held on Friday February 3, at 9:30 am at the Funeral Home with speaker Danny Coker officiating the services . Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military rites will be provided by the Sangamon County Inter-Veterans Burial Detail. Memorials in his name may be made to: Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2001 S Lindbergh Blvd. St. Louis MO 63131. Online condolences to the family at


  • Visitation Thursday, February 2, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 3, 2012

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Morris Tice

February 4, 2012

Curly will be missed by many. I had the pleasure of knowing him for the last 19 plus years, have traveled with him on some Jester events and he was a pleasure to be with. My prayers are with your family I am so sorry for your loss. Morris Tice

February 3, 2012

Good bye old friend

Curly and I had some great times. Curly and I worked at Phillips Brothers Printers for years, we bowled on the company team, played golf, went to the race track and generaly had a great time, we will miss you very much.

Roger and Janice Walker

Trevor Washko

February 3, 2012

Rest in Peace Curly!

Terry and Margie Biggerstaff

February 2, 2012

Sorry to hear Uncle Curly passed away. You all have our prayers and symphathy .

February 2, 2012

Sorry to hear Uncle Curly passed away. You all have our prayers and sympathy. Terry and Margie Biggerstaff

Edward Oliver

February 2, 2012

To the Family of Alfred Wayland "Curly" Allen,

The members of May Lodge No. 718, A.F. & A.M. of Norris City, IL wish to express their sincere sympathy to the family of Alfred W. "Curly" Allen in your loss by the passing of Brother Allen.

Curly bacame a member of May Lodge No. 718 on July 14, 1973 and later became a Life Member. Brother Allen will be missed by our lodge and proper tribute will be conducted to his memory at our next stated meeting on February 8, 2012.

All of us who knew Curly have fond memories of him.

Alex Rabin

February 1, 2012

I and all your ROJ buddies will miss your friendship and company at the Lake. Alex Rabin

February 1, 2012

Sorry to hear that my friend Curly passed on, I first Met him when he came to town from Southern Illinois to take a job at Phillips Bros. also tipped a few together at Zaubi's his fish frys at the cabin were the best.

Arnie Delattre, GCIU

Stanley Allen Jr.

February 1, 2012

You all are in our prayers. Sorry that family is so far apart. Many years since we have been together. We never know how soon it will be to late. Stanley and Doris Allen, Gilmer, Tx.

January 31, 2012

Knew Curly through Phillips Brothers seems like forever... He was such a good person! And will be missed! Sally Jones